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Inherently temperature-stable Bi12TiO20-based fiber voltage sensor
Author(s): Valery N. Filippov; Vadim V. Makarov; Andrey N. Starodumov; Yuri O. Barmenkov; Luis Efrain Regalado
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Paper Abstract

The inherent temperature stability of a fiber voltage sensor is far from industrial requirements. Usually, a special channel for a temperature control is needed. Temperature- dependent birefringence of optical elements, such as a quarter-wave plate and a sensitive crystal, is the main source of temperature-induced drift of sensor parameters. To solve this problem we used a special back reflecting prism as a phase-retarding element, BTO crystal as a sensitive element, and a double-pass scheme. The double-pass scheme enables to diminish the negative role of the optical activity in the crystal, to increase an interaction length and, thus, to enhance the sensitivity of the sensor. The special back reflecting prism demonstrates temperature stability more than 20 times better, than a zero-order quartz quarter wave plate. This permits to decrease the temperature-induced drift of sensitivity. The sensor demonstrates temperature stability of (1.5% from -20 degrees Celsius to 60 degrees Celsius) and sensitivity of 0.145% per 1 V rms at 850 nm without using an additional temperature control channel.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 December 1999
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3860, Fiber Optic Sensor Technology and Applications, (9 December 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.373001
Show Author Affiliations
Valery N. Filippov, Ctr. de Investigaciones en Optica (Mexico)
Vadim V. Makarov, Norwegian Univ. of Science and Technology (Norway)
Andrey N. Starodumov, Ctr. de Investigaciones en Optica (Mexico)
Yuri O. Barmenkov, Ctr. de Investigaciones en Optica (Mexico)
Luis Efrain Regalado, Ctr. de Investigaciones en Optica (Mexico)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3860:
Fiber Optic Sensor Technology and Applications
Michael A. Marcus; Brian Culshaw, Editor(s)

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